I love doing this tag every year as a checkin on how my yearly reading goals are going. This tag was created by Earl Grey Books on Youtube. My goal on Goodreads for this year is 100 books. I’m well ahead of schedule having read 86 books so far this year.
1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020
This was so hard. I’ve already given twenty three books 5 stars this year. I narrowed it down to four pretty easily and then the only way I could choose just one was to ask if I could only reread one of them right now, which would I choose. So my answer is Middlegame by Seanan McGuire, but that could just as likely change to Beach Read by Emily Henry or Autoboyoraphy or Love and Other Words both by Christina Lauren if you ask me at a different minute.
2. Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2020
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire
3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to.
I thought I would have trouble thinking of one here, but there are so many. I’m going with Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. I can not believe I haven’t read this yet.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
This is by far the easiest question on the list. My favorite author, Fredrik Backman, has a new book coming out in September and I preordered it as soon as it was available for me to do so. Anxious People
5. Biggest disappointment
I only have one 1 star read this year so far. An Adventure: That’s for Sure by Donna Wood
6. Biggest surprise.
I wanted to go with a happy surprised and not a disappointed surprised. I chose The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams. Sports are not my thing and I didn’t have high hopes for a romance about a baseball player, but this was so good.
7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Christina Lauren is my choice. I read them for the first time this year. I have read two of their books so far, both five stars, and have another one on my July TBR.
8. Newest fictional crush.
Elliot from Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren.
9. Newest favorite character.
Cath From Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
10. Book that made you cry.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
11. Book that made you happy.
Beach Read by Emily Henry
12. Most beautiful book you’ve bought so far this year (or received)
I really love the cover of The Loose Ends List by Carrie Firestone.
13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
So so so many. I still have 25 out of 28 books on my 2020 TBR that I need to get to.
What is the most beautiful book you have purchased this year?